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Swiss pianist specializing in German music from Bach to Brahms, settled in Berlin and taught at the Stern Conservatory 1905-14, later serving as conductor of the Lübeck Verein 1926-28 and the Munich Bachverein 1928-32. In 1931 he succeeded Schnabel at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. He was author of books on Bach and the Beethoven piano sonatas after World War II.

No correspondence between Fischer and Schenker is known. Schenker refers to him in his diary in 1920 and 1925 (Federhofer).


  • NGDM2 (2001 and online)
  • Federhofer, Hellmut, Heinrich Schenker nach Tagebüchern und Briefen ... (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1985), pp. 117, 229

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